Not always in our apartments, especially in the "Khrushchev" and panel five-story buildings, there is an opportunity to allocate space for, for example, a living room, and most often we sleep in the same room where we receive visitors. Then the zoning of the room to the bedroom and other premises comes to the rescue.
The main idea is comfort. If you are planning to separate the office, then you need a place where you can safely finish working affairs; if you want to divide the bedroom into an "adult" and a "child" part, then you would like some personal space. In any case, the adults and small residents of an apartment or studio zoning gives physical or psychological comfort.
Secondary goal - the achievement of ergonomic space. A little bit below we will talk about zoning furniture: this is the best example, if we are talking about ergonomics. A narrow rack, installed between the zones, allows you not to spend precious space on screens and partitions - much more convenient option than if it stood against the wall.
- Bedroom and living room / hall;
- Bedroom and study;
- Bedroom and nursery;
- Living room and study;
- Living room and dining room.
Most often combine two or three ways of dividing the space into zones: not only to emphasize the functional separation of zones, but also because of design considerations.
Zoning with furniture
The best way to beat a large object is to arrange the entire composition around it. Usually this idea applies to long and narrow pieces of furniture. If we place them along the walls, they "steal" a lot of useful space, but nothing can be put before them.
- Shelf / shelf. A classic example of zoning furniture; it is good that between the shelves light penetrates, if the window is in the next zone.
- A sofa with a high back will gently emphasize that behind it there is already another zone - sleeping - and at the same time it will not create a feeling of tightness, like solid partitions.
- Screens visually make space a little less, but they have two pluses: first, they can be folded and removed as unnecessary, and secondly, they themselves often represent a work of art.
- A narrow bar counter will also be an excellent idea: it will not serve as a barrier to the light and will perfectly divide the office and the living room or the living room and dining room.
Zoning with floor, ceiling and walls
The admission is to build zoning on color and texture contrasts between zones - this applies, in the first place, finishing materials (wallpaper, panels), as well as decoration items in the interior.
- Floor. Part of the room, which is a living room or study, can be decorated with laminate or parquet, but in the sleeping area it is better to put a carpet of natural shade.
- Polotok. Using gypsum cardboard, above the bed and bedside tables, you can create a multi-level ceiling with LED ribbons and ceiling wallpaper pastel shades.
- Walls. In the part where there are magazines and work desks, bookshelves and racks for video and audio equipment, you can make the facing "under the brick" with plinths or gypsum blanks (in the loft style), plaster the walls. For the sleeping area leave natural wallpaper of jute and bamboo, expensive non-woven and vinyl, fabric or ordinary paper. The color scheme should also differ (at least minimally): in the space where the bed stands, calm shades will predominate; Other parts of the room can be brighter.
Zoning with additional architectural elements
If the size of an apartment or studio (from 18-20 sq. M.) Allows you to "steal" a little space, you can divide it with the help of gypsum board structures. To "Khrushchev" this, unfortunately, is almost inapplicable.
Arches can have both the traditional form of the arch, and can be executed by a half-lead or can be created according to any other pattern. The smoothness of the line depends on the overall design, in which the interior is designed. Straight and direct they will be for modern, high-tech
, minimalism, rounded-for classicism, shebbie-chic, provence. Sometimes draped curtains.
Columns are a rare option for apartments. Of course, such columns are not carriers, but only visually demarcate space. They can be attached to small narrow shelves, hang on them a series of photographs, children's drawings and small flower pots. What is good about this option is that it almost does not limit the penetration of light into that part of the room where there is no window. Columns can be paneled or wallpapered.
Podiums are usually arranged where the bed will stand. If a podium is installed in the room, then a permutation is not foreseen: for example, a pair of "computer desk and office chair" has nothing to do - it's just a dangerous idea (especially for those who like to ride in this chair).
Zoning by stationary partitions
Usually, sliding partitions are made of polycarbonate or glass. At the level of illumination, they almost do not affect, but the studio space or rooms visually make small, and quite seriously.
Screening with curtains and curtains
Screens are ideal for an interior, if its design is sustained in Asian styles. Of course, being objects of furniture for an apartment or a house, they have nothing to do with what can be seen in medical offices, interior screens usually represent a work of art. A translucent screen made of profiled or cellular polycarbonate is more functional than decorative, but those that look like medieval Chinese are traditionally made of thick paper or silk and painted with drawings. They can be a good accent in the design.
Curtains for zoning use translucent - from organza or veil, and never - heavy curtain or black-out.
Zoning by illumination
Finally, a device that is almost never used alone: when there is only natural light in a room or studio, all division into spaces will remain "behind the scenes." However, lighting as a small finishing zoning detail is simply a chic option for interior design.
- The workplace is illuminated by a table lamp or floor lamp.
- A coffee or coffee table is equipped with the same device, but with a softer light.
- In the zone where you read or do needlework, it is ideal to hang a sconce.
- On the bedside tables, you should place the nightlights, and if there is a multi-level ceiling above the bed, cover it with an LED strip. The last reception can be used to illuminate the podium if the bed is located on it.
- LEDs are also suitable for corners where children's beds are located.
In interiors where there is a division into zones, there is almost never an "upper" light, familiar to "Khrushchev". Bright lighting of one part, perhaps, will interfere with a quiet intimate atmosphere in another.
If the window is located only in one of the zones (and even more so if it is small), it is better to abandon the high opaque partitions, otherwise it will be necessary to use artificial lighting even during the day.
Ergonomics and once again ergonomic design. Zoning is done more as needed, than on a whim (especially if it's a small studio from 14 to 16-17 square meters, in which there is only one living space), which means that there is not much room. If it is possible to install a folding sofa or a roll-out bed, you need to use it, the same applies to folding tables. For children's rooms it is better to buy bunk beds: a sleeper at the top and a working bed - at the bottom. The bedside table can serve as a coffee or coffee table for the day - you just need to choose a model on wheels. If possible, all pieces of furniture should be as narrow as possible, and they can occupy a lot of vertical space.
Living rooms and dining areas are decorated in more intense shades than sleeping: it's about furniture, wallpaper, textiles.
If you use the methods described above, consider the space that the pieces of furniture will occupy in the unfolded form.
Zoning is always a contrast, and you can beat it the way it is convenient for you.